George Sanders

Born Jul 3, 1906

George Henry Sanders was an English film and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and author. His prominent English accent and bass voice often led him to be cast as sophisticated but villainous characters. He is perhaps best known as Addison DeWitt in All About Eve (1950), Jack Favell in Rebecca (1940), and the malevolent tiger Shere Khan in The Jungle Book (1967). His career spanned more than 40 years.… Read More

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1906 Birth Born on July 3, 1906.
1912 6 Years Old Their younger sister, Margaret Sanders, was born in 1912.


1917 11 Years Old George Sanders was 11 when, in 1917, at the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, the family moved to England. … Read More


1929 23 Years Old Sanders made his British film debut in 1929. … Read More


1937 31 Years Old David Niven wrote in Bring on the Empty Horses (1975), the second volume of his memoirs, that in 1937 his friend George Sanders had predicted that he would commit suicide when he was 65, and that in his 50s he had appeared to be depressed since his marriages had failed and several tragedies had befallen him. … Read More
1940 34 Years Old On 27 October 1940 Sanders married Susan Larson. The couple divorced in 1949.


1954 48 Years Old From later that year until 1954 Sanders was married to Zsa Zsa Gabor, with whom he starred in the film Death of a Scoundrel (1956) after their divorce.


1959 53 Years Old On 10 February 1959 Sanders married Benita Hume, widow of Ronald Colman.
1960 54 Years Old Sanders's autobiography, Memoirs of a Professional Cad, was published in 1960 and gathered critical praise for its wit. … Read More
1965 59 Years Old …  He played an upper-crust English villain, G. Emory Partridge, in two episodes of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in 1965, "The Gazebo in the Maze Affair" and "The Yukon Affair". … Read More


1967 61 Years Old She died in 1967, the same year Sanders's brother Tom Conway died of liver failure. … Read More
1970 64 Years Old Sanders's last marriage, on 4 December 1970, was to Magda Gabor, the elder sister of his second wife. … Read More
1972 66 Years Old 1 More Event
On 23 April 1972, Sanders checked into a hotel in Castelldefels, a coastal town near Barcelona. … Read More
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